Re: Venus Defeated Safarova 6-7(5) 6-2 7-5
I didn't get to see the first set. Wondered if it was Safarova haing one of her 'out of her mind' sets, or Venus playing bad. After the second set, I thought that the fist had just been The Juicy Miss Lucie having a good day. But the third set impressed me. From both players. Venus clearly isn't moving all that well on this surface. But she competed. (no real surprise) And Safarova has some seriously atomic stuff in that backhand. She cracked a bit under the pressure of the moment. But Venus is a notoriously difficult player to put away.
I don't see Venus winning this event, but the semis are concievable. Not likely, but ...
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